The Revue takes on the Fringe

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Filling an impressive 2712 seats over the course of its 25 performances in Assembly’s George Square Studios for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Issues showed the Oxford Revue team at its finest and funniest, delivering a host of positive reviews along with delighted Twitter feedback from audiences. From a production standpoint, the show presented challenges both in the geographical spread of its members in the lead-up to Edinburgh and the overwhelming nature of the Fringe itself – this year with some 3600 acts throughout August.

Financially, too, bringing a ten-strong team to Edinburgh for a month is a costly endeavour and a gamble on the mood and reaction of festival audiences, with word-of-mouth and direct advertising the only truly effective ways to bring about serious interest in a show. Nonetheless, the group delivered on all fronts, with regular appearances on the festival’s sold-out boards and the musical escapades of Will, David and Barney proving more than enough to draw the curious to the theatre.

Reviews from EdFringe Review, Broadway Baby and The Student Newspaper.

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